Hesperopetes Emry and Korth 2007 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Full reference: R. J. Emry and W. W. Korth. 2007. A new genus of squirrel (Rodentia, Sciuridae) from the mid-Cenozoic of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(3):693-698

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to R. J. Emry and W. W. Korth 2007

See also Korth 2014

Sister taxa: Albanensia, Arctomyoides, Blackiini, Callosciurini, Cedromurinae, Comtia, Cynomyoides, Forsythia, Funambulini, Heteroxerus, Marmotini, Miosciurus, Miospermophilus, Nototamias, Oligosciurus, Paenemarmota, Palaearctomys, Palaeosciurus, Parapaenemarmota, Paratamias, Petauristodon, Pliopetaurista, Pliopetes, Pliosciuropterus, Prospermophilus, Protosciurus, Protospermophilus, Protoxerini, Pteromyinae, Ratufini, Sciurillus, Sciurinae, Sciurini, Sciurion, Sciurotamias, Tamiasciurini, Vulcanisciurus, Xerini

Subtaxa: Hesperopetes blacki Hesperopetes jamesi Hesperopetes thoringtoni

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Type: Hesperopetes thoringtoni

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (1: South Dakota collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 3 collections including 4 occurrences

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